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Enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2009 at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota


High School Seniors Compete for a Scholarship and be an Intern for a Day at Food Network.

Minneapolis, MN, November 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- High school seniors with aspirations of a culinary education and a scholarship can now enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2009 at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota. The top prize winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree, associate's degree, certificate or diploma program to study culinary arts.

Now in its tenth year, the Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes schools to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the fast growing culinary industry.

A local cook-off competition will take place at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota on March 14, 2009.

The first place local winner will progress to the National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition, which will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at The Art Institute of Charlotte.

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship and the title of Best Teen Chef 2009, the national first place winner, in partnership with Food Network, will be an "Intern for a Day" at Food Network Kitchens in New York City. The winner will also receive a tour of Food Network’s studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef's restaurant and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.

According to John Cappellucci, Chef Director for The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, "Each year we see the interest in this competition grow. Teenagers still in high school are demonstrating the determination, focus and drive needed to have a career in the challenging field of culinary arts."

To be eligible to enter the competition, high school seniors must first submit a completed Entry and Release form by February 6, 2009 to The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota or complete an online registration form at: www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=btcWB. Deadline for complete entries into the competition is February 20, 2009.

To learn how to enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2009 and view full details, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=btc092 or contact an Admissions Representative from The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota by calling 1-800-777-3643 or emailing aimadm@aii.edu.

About The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America's largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations.

Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools' curriculum are designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students.

Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institute school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.

About The Art Institutes International Minnesota
The Art Institutes International Minnesota is one of The Art Institutes, ((www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota
Anj Kozel
612-656-6862
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www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis

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